A Chain tensioner helps in minimizing shaft and drive bearing wear. Also, the component absorbs vibrations and shock caused by moving parts. Using quality chain tensioners can extend the life of your chains
by 30 percent. Manufacturing specifications such as DIN, ISO, or ANSI ensure that you acquire tensioners that keep your roller chains
with the right tension.
Floating Roller Chain, Roll Ring, Murtfeldt, and Arm Style are but a few but popular chain tensioner types. The Floating Roller is versatile, economical, and durable. On its part, the Roll Ring Tensioner runs in both front and backward movements making it suitable for both in and outdoor applications.
Other features you need to check in a chain tensioner include the amount of tension provided, maintenance, the presence, or lack of mounting devices, and ease of installation. Also, the ideal Chain Tensioner must work correctly or enhance the drive system capability rather than being a deterrent.